While it appeared early as if Arizona State might struggle once again with a lesser opponent, the Sun Devils ended up finishing non-conference play with a 34-10 rout of New Mexico. They now sit at 2-1 on the young season and turn their attention to the Pac-12 portion of the schedule, beginning with a visit from USC next Saturday. Before we look ahead, let's take one final look back at the Lobos with our five takeaways from the game.
1. The two game "triple option season" is complete: When reflecting on the defensive play these last two games, it's important to realize that the rest of the season may look completely different. The maroon and gold will not play another team that runs the triple option, and no one is happier about that fact than head coach Todd Graham.
"I'm really tired of the triple option. Really tired." - Todd Graham— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) September 19, 2015
This isn't completely a positive. There is still plenty to work on, namely getting off the field with better efficiency on third down. But the season is going to look much different now, as the style of football that Arizona State's players and fans are more accustomed to returns for the entirety of conference play.